St. Patrick’s Day, Comic Con events on the calendar

The Midland YMCA has announced that the Shamrock Shuffle 5K/10K/1K will take place on Saturday. Participants will start and end at the YMCA and travel the streets near Wadley-Barron Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Proceeds from this run provide financial assistance to children, individuals and families who need the vital programs and services offered by the YMCA.

Along with this event, the YMCA is also providing new running shoes for elementary school children. This special project, Kicks for Kids, honors the memory of YMCA member Mike Mestas who was tragically killed while riding his bike on FM-1788 in 2018.

Registration is available online or from 8 a.m. on race day.

UTPB: “Pagliacci”

The University of Texas Permian Basin Music Department will present the opera “Pagliacci”.

The show will have performances at 7 p.m. on March 24, 7 p.m. on March 25, 7 p.m. on March 26 and 2:30 p.m. on March 27 at the Rea Greathouse Wagner Christmas Performing Arts Center. Pagliacci means “The Clowns” in Italian. The opera will be sung in Italian with English narration.
The show is from 12 years old. Tickets are $16 for adults and $7 for students. Visit to purchase tickets.

Odessa City Center Art Tour

Downtown Odessa Inc. and Odessa Arts will organize an artistic tour of the city center.

The visit will take place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on April 22. The downtown walking tour will include seven stops between the Odessa Marriott Hotel and Conference Center and Roosters Diner, such as Copper Key Gift and Revival Float Spa, each featuring a different artistic aspect. activity or demonstration.
All participants will receive two free drinks – non-alcoholic options will be available – and two snacks along the route as well as a souvenir t-shirt printed by Pots-n-Prints on site and a commemorative tote bag. For groups of 5 or more, please call 432-335-4682 to reserve. Tickets are available at

West Texas Crisis Center: Art Exhibit

The West Texas Crisis Center will host the Art Against Assault exhibit during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The community art exhibition will open at 7 p.m. on April 29 at the Cactus House in Odessa. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about sexual assault and create a safe space for survivors.
The exhibition makes an open call for artists (professional and amateur) to create pieces that promote consent, create conversation and demand change.

The exhibition will accept all mediums, as long as the art is on the theme, including photography, music, songs, drawings, poetry, spoken word, paintings, mixed media, canvas, sculptures, collages, etc. Artists can remain anonymous if they wish to do so. Submissions are due April 22.


St. Paddy’s Week, Thursday, Twin Peaks Restaurant.

St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday at 3 p.m., Tall City Brewing Co.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Thursday at 4 p.m., Sip Haus.

Third Thursday Reading Event, 4:45 p.m. Thursday, George W. Bush Childhood Home.

St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, Thursday at 5 p.m., downtown Midland.

Permian Basin Comic Con X, March Friday-Sunday, Horseshoe Arena.

Live Rooftop Art Show, Friday at 6 p.m., Doubletree Hotel.

Austin Van, 7 p.m. Friday, 1705 W. Industrial Ave.

LOL Comedy Night, 7 p.m. Friday, I like my selfie.

Kyle Park with a special Ox Martin flurry, 7 p.m. Friday, The Mule Barn Cantina.

Shamrock Shuffle 5k/10k/1k, 8 a.m. Saturday, Midland YMCA.

3rd Saturdays in the Garden, Saturday 10 a.m. West Texas Food Bank.

5.11 Grand Opening, 10 a.m. Saturday, 5.11 Tactics.

Monster Truck Wars, Saturday Noon, Midland County Fair.

Mac’s St. Patrick’s Day Music Fest, Saturday, 2 p.m., Centennial Park.

Plant Swap Meet and Greet, 2 p.m. Saturday, Far West Coffee.

Farm-to-table(at), 6 p.m. Saturday, Polo Club.

At Texas Tribute, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

WTX Nonprofits Launch Party, 4:30 p.m. March 21, Second Story Coworking.

BPW Membership Drive Spring Soiree, 5:00 p.m. March 22, The Blue Door.

8and Annual West Texas Oil & Gas Show, March 23-24, Horseshoe Arena.

Baby Shark Live!, 6 p.m., March 23, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

National Puppy Day, 7 p.m. March 23, Woody’s Hideaway.

CMRR 3rd Annual Oilfield Lives Matter Sporting Clays Tournament, 10:00 a.m. March 24, Midland Shooters Association.

Women’s History Month luncheon, noon March 24, Carrasco Hall at Midland College.

Pagliacci, 7:24 p.m., March 25, 26 and 2:30 p.m. March 27, Rea Greathouse Wagner Christmas Performing Arts Center.

Support Mor Badges, 8:00 a.m. March 25, Chick-fil-A West Midland.

Stateline Band, 7 p.m. March 25, 1705 Industrial Ave.

Bronco y Los Guardianes del Amor, 8 p.m. March 25, La Hacienda Event Center.

2n/a Annual Fitness Social with Midland AF, 10:00 a.m. March 26, Tall City Brewing Co.

Daniel Sorensen Drawing Class, 1 p.m., March 26, 907 W. Wadley Ave.

Big Boys Toys, 6 p.m. March 26, Horseshoe Arena.

Mike Ryan, 6 p.m. March 26, Dos Amigos.

I Love My Selfie Drag Extravaganza, 7 p.m. March 26, I Love My Selfie.

Whiskey Myers, 8:00 p.m. March 26, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

Local Entrepreneur Mixer, 5:30 p.m. March 28, Second Story Coworking.

Sewell 2022 Leadership Event, 9 a.m. March 29, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

Walk in a Park Day, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March, Windlands Park.

The McCartney Years, 7 p.m. March 31, The Ector Theatre.

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